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H.R. 2353: Duty to Refuse and Report Foreign Interference in American Elections Act of 2019

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To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require candidates for election for public office to refuse offers of assistance from foreign powers and to report such offers to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Apr 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 25, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 25, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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congresswoman sheila Jackson Lee condemns the presidents statement that he would not reject solicitations of help by foreign actors in our elections and his refusal to unequivocally state whether he would report such overtures to the f.b.i.
    — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] (Sponsor) on Jun 13, 2019

Roe Applauds Grant to Northeast State Community College to Support Career and Technical Education
    — Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1] on Sep 20, 2019

Senate Passes Young’s Resolution Recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month
    — Sen. Todd Young [R-IN] on Feb 27, 2020

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Apr 25, 2019

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